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How do you treat abdominal epilepsy?

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Abdominal epilepsy is treated like other forms of epilepsy, with anticonvulsant drugs like phenytoin (Dilantin). This has usually worked.

But it's not proof that the abdominal symptoms were caused by seizures. Since epilepsy drugs act on nerves in general, they might simply be soothing abdominal pain.

SOURCES:

Zinkin, N. 2005; vol 19: pp 263-274. Best Practice & Research Clinical Gastroenterology,

Reviewed by Neil Lava on May 05, 2019

SOURCES:

Zinkin, N. 2005; vol 19: pp 263-274. Best Practice & Research Clinical Gastroenterology,

Reviewed by Neil Lava on May 05, 2019

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